Crowds enjoy Fiesta

Thousands have enjoyed the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta despite the winds grounding many of the balloons.

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Half a million turn out for Balloon Fiesta

Five of the seven planned mass ascents were able to go ahead Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Around half a million people turned out for this year's Bristol Balloon Fiesta. Organisers say they are delighted with the success of the event. Despite high winds on Saturday and some damp weather five of the seven mass ascents went ahead.

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